Miller is a teacher, professional cellist, and nature photographer.
She spent two years photographing and observing Chippy in her
garden. That series of photographs inspired this book. She
encourages readers to share their stories of chipmunk encounters.
Check out the 'Chipmunk Chatter' section of this website for recent
With Bachelor degrees in Education and Music, Miller enjoys doing interactive school programs that typically include a listening activity, nature photography tips, the story of Chippy projected on a screen and a hands-on burrow building simulation.
In addition to the images found in Chippy Chipmunk Parties in the Garden, Miller’s photographs have been published in various newspapers and magazines and graced the covers of brochures, Hawk Mountain News, and the 2009 Schuylkill County Visitors Guide. One of Miller’s photos was used for the cover of the Yuengling Brewery Cookbook and she contributed ten images to the book Rescuing Wildlife (©2009, Stackpole). She won 2nd place in the Schuylkill Allied Artists Competition in photography.
Using her nature photographs, Miller creates custom postcards and notecards for local businesses including the Yuengling Brewery, America's Oldest Brewery. She donates 25 cents from the sale of each notecard to Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (www.hawkmountain.org), the world’s first refuge for birds of prey.
Born and raised in Ottawa, Canada, Miller now lives in New Ringgold, Pennsylvania with her husband and a very spoiled indoor cat.
"I hope my book inspires children to spend time outdoors exploring nature. Photography can be a fun way for kids to discover interesting things in their own backyard. Their own pictures can be used to create stories."
To see more of Kathy’s photography visit www.celticsunrise.com